When you are using the PC based workstations, you can access the floppy drive using a set of software tools for manipulating MS-DOS or Windows files, called mtools. Using these tools you are able to copy MS-DOS files to your UNIX environment, and back again. For example, to copy a MS-DOS file called ass1.m from a floppy to the current directory type:
% mcopy a:/ass1.m .
To copy a file called ass1.m from your current directory to the top directory on your floppy disk, type:
% mcopy ass1.m a:
Note that the conversion between UNIX and MS-DOS format is handled for you.
To get a directory listing of the floppy disk, type:
These tools are discussed further in Floppy Disk Commands (section 2.3.3, page ). There are many other tools available in the mtools suite. To find out more about them have a look at the online manual pages.
% man mtools